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Read the Obama interview: His comments on marijuana and NFL concussions Published: January 20, 2014

Reports of multiple concussions and retired players with early-onset dementia had been in the news all year, and so, before David Remnick of The New Yorker left, he asked if Obama didn’t feel at all ambivalent about following the sport. He didn’t.

“I would not let my son play pro football,” he conceded. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”

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